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FAQs

Frequently Asked Questions

L&E Summer Camps

Do you offer discounts?

Yes we do!! We offer a 10% sibling discount when booking two or more of your children onto one of our camps.  We also have an early bird discount which is usually available until the November before camp, get in early for the best prices!!

What is the style of the accommodation and how do you decide who shares with whom?

The accommodation is dormitory style and the rooms usually sleep between 4 and 8 children.  We will ensure that children of the same age are put together and we will try and split up all the nationalities so that everyone is speaking English!! 

Is there a time when I can contact my child?

There is half an hour set aside each day in which you can contact your child.  If your child doesn’t bring a phone with them you can call the Camp Manager who will help you reach your child.  Of course if there is an emergency, or you need to contact your child out-with those times you will have the contact details of the Camp Manager who will assist you.  

If my child has dietary requirements or medical needs how are these catered for?

Before your child arrives at camp we will ask you to fill in a form which will ask such thing as dietary requirements, medical conditions and any other important information with regards your child.  We have many years experience in working with various medical issues and dietary needs.  We will have a medically trained member of staff such as a nurse or a doctor present to administer   any medication and to deal with any medical emergencies that may occur.  The schools we use for our camps have their own well trained kitchen staff who are able to deal with any dietary requirements your child may have.  

What is the food like?

Very good! Well, we would say that wouldn’t we but honestly – it is!  We have children attending from all over the world and so try to cater for everyone’s tastes and requirements.  With plenty of excellent and nutritious food to choose from, we have a salad bar with all mealtimes and also provide delicious vegetarian alternatives.  We can also offer Halal meat. Please see sample menu

Will you send a packing list?

Before you arrive at camp we will send you a packing list which will act as a guide, it is best to pack for all types of weather as it can be very changeable in the UK.  We ask that you don’t pack anything too expensive and that you name all items of clothes, this helps us get all the ‘lost’ clothes back to their owners!  

Whats the weather like?

It will be summer time so the weather can and will be warm, however, it has been known to rain occasionally at both our camps.  The South camp tends to get more sunshine as it is near the south coast but as we have said above, it is best to pack for all types of weather.  

Will I be able to see photos/videos of my child?

Each evening we upload the hundreds of pictures we have taken throughout the day to our Facebook page along with a daily blog which is written by the staff.  We will upload any videos made by the children from the week to our YouTube channel which will be made available to you.  

What is the staff to child ratio and how old are the staff members 

We aim to have a staff to child ratio of 1:5 which enables us to get to know each child very well.  Our tutors are a mix of teachers and students and are from all over the world. We are lucky to have many staff return to us each year which enables us to provide a continuity to the many children who come back year after year.  

Is the an opportunity for my child to have some laundry done?

If your child is only coming for a week we would suggest to bring enough clothing to last for that amount of time.  There will be an opportunity for children who are with us for 2 weeks or more to get laundry done once a week.

What happens if my child gets homesick?

We want each and every child to settle in as quickly as possible and we do this by creating an environment which is nurturing and safe.  However, it is very natural for a child to get homesick in the first few days of camp but usually it only lasts for a couple of days. 

What makes L&E Summer Camps special? 

At L&E Summer Camps, we have a clear motto: ‘Happy Children Thrive’. Combine this with “Harry Potter”esque venues in beautiful countryside locations, friendly staff, a safe and well-supervised environment, stunning activity courses and evening programmes. A personal service is also offered from the L&E Summer Camp Team; from the moment you enquire all the way through to the camps they are there to talk though everything and anything.

For full information of how to prepare for camp please click our Parent/Child Handbook below:

Summer Camp Handbook